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8 Nutrition to sustain the brain and mental health

House, Simon; Ridgway, Roy Karnac Books ePub

I know of nothing so potent in maintaining good health in laboratory animals as perfectly constituted food; I know of nothing so potent in producing ill-health as improperly constituted food. This, too, is the experience of stockbreeders. Is man an exception to the rule so universally applicable to the higher animals?

Major General Sir Robert McCarrison, MA, MD, DSc, LLD, FRCP (1878-1960),
Director of Research on Nutrition, India, Nutrition and Health (1953)

Research studies are bringing to light the extent to which mental health is related to nutrition. National rates of mental illness and violence have been set against national levels of fish consumption, with remarkable results. Mental illness and violence are extraordinarily high where fish consumption is low. Homicide can be as much as three times as high. Depression can be 50 times as high (Hibbeln, 1998). We also find that nutritional supplements have a major impact on serious offences, including violence. This was demonstrated at a young persons’ high-security institute, in a double-blind controlled trial (Gesch, Hammond, Hampson, Eves, & Crowder, 2002: see “Fifth window” in the following section). These are among many researches indicating the value of nutrition in keeping with our evolutionary environment and food selection.

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Conclusion: The Art of the Secret

Gillain, Anne Indiana University Press ePub

TEN MINUS FOUR = A HEXAGON. AS I HAVE SAID, THIS FORMULA can serve as a paradigm for understanding Truffaut’s narrative procedure. Instead of explicit and abstract information, we find an indirect response formulated in a metaphoric, figurative language. Puzzling at first sight, it can be exposed through an imaginative and ingenious analysis. It requires the interlocutor to engage in mental gymnastics that disobey conventional channels of communication. I will now study the details of these gymnastics because they produce the emotion and constitute the foundation of the psychic well-being that is procured by fiction.

We know that at the very first screening of moving images, organized by the Lumière brothers, the audience, seeing a train arrive at a station, was seized with panic. This was emotion in its raw state. Silent cinema played on this extraordinary power of the image and harnessed it in order to create very refined forms of expression. Fifty years later, emotion had become dulled. “The golden age is behind us,” said Truffaut in 1982 to journalists from Cahiers du cinéma, adding: “. . . in the work of directors who began making films in the silent era, there is an authoritative aspect that subsequently has been irremediably lost.”1 What he envied in these pioneers was their direct impact on the imagination of the spectator. Being the inventors of cinematic language, they were able to adopt “the most radical solution,”2 when faced with a problem, without fearing that they would appear naive. With them, the effect of surprise was assured from the outset. Truffaut knew that he no longer enjoyed the same privilege. The guilty party responsible for this was “French quality” cinema, with its commonplaces and clichés, as he observed in his first critical article published in March 1953, titled “Les Extrêmes me touchent”: “Twenty years of contrived grand subjects, twenty years of Adorable Creatures, Return to Life, Don Camillo, and others like Moment of Truth have created a blasé audience whose sensibility and judgment have been alienated by the ugly and contemptible “fear of being duped” that Radiguet had already denounced.”3 In the post-classical era, in order to achieve the same effect as the great filmmakers of the past, it was necessary to use a new type of coding to give the film power over the imagination. In an age of wariness, Truffaut put in place a narrative system that was meant to elude the perceptual predispositions of the spectator. It depends upon the principle of “clandestine persuasion.” Instead of the direct style of early cinema, he used an indirect style, as in “the raw and the cooked.”4

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CHAPTER SEVEN: Seeing and being seen

Jacobs, Michael Karnac Books ePub

This chapter was originally a lecture delivered at the request of the Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, at a time when I was their external moderator. Subsequently, I was made an emeritus life member, and have valued the link with that prestigious training centre. The subject was requested, and like all such requests, entailed some research into the literature on what emerged as a fascinating topic. It subsequently appeared as an article in the European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health. I delivered the paper to one or two other groups, and, like all such occasions in my experience, generated interesting conversations afterwards that added considerably to my own understanding of the subject. As acknowledged in the original paper when published, I am grateful to Ruth Jones, a registered art therapist, for permission to use her observations and analysis of the stages of seeing and being seen, and to colleagues and supervisees for permission to use examples from their practice.

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12. Undzer Rebenyu: Religion, Memory, and Identity in Postwar Moldova

Edited by Jeffrey Veidlinger Indiana University Press ePub

SEBASTIAN Z. SCHULMAN

When applied to the study of the past, the ethnographic approach allows for keen insight into overlooked events, ignored historical actors, and marginalized social groups whose presence has been diminished or lost in the traditional historical record. For more recent historical events, these anthropology-influenced methodologies are often engaged to produce what has come to be known as “microhistory,” or those studies that provide a tight focus on the local in order to shed light on broader matters and contexts. As Carlo Ginzburg writes on the genre, “A close-up look permits us to grasp what eludes a comprehensive viewing, and vice versa.”1 The biography of Khayim-Zanvl Abramovitsh (ca. 1892–1995) is one such case where small-scale activities and individual actions can reveal much about wider issues.2 Known as the Ribnitser Rebbe, Abramovitsh was a central figure in northern Bessarabian religious life and folklore, a Jewish mystic and healer celebrated by Jews and non-Jews from the region, but little known outside the circles he personally touched. Despite the limited scope of his activities, however, the implications of his works and the stories told about him have potentially profound consequences for our understanding of Soviet Jewish history, post-Soviet Jewish identity, and contemporary Hasidic culture.

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CHAPTER 10 Protecting Corporate Liars

Hartmann, Thom Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

With yearly revenues of over $9 billion, NIKE has the resources to spread their corporate message far and wide. Do they also have the Constitutionally protected right to distort or misrepresent the truth for commercial gain?

Corporations are not people, and the First Amendment should account for their unique motivation: sales.

—Congressman Dennis Kucinich, writing about the Supreme Court case Kasky v. Nike1

THE FIRST DIRECT SHOT ACROSS THE BOW OF THE DOCTRINE OF A CORPORAtion’s “right to lie” by using its “personhood” to claim First Amendment “free speech” rights came in April 1998, when Mark Kasky, a California political activist, noticed that Nike was engaged in what he considered to be a deceptive greenwashing campaign. Kasky had long been a runner and wore Nike shoes, so he was particularly distressed when he saw Nike’s communications director, Lee Weinstein, publish a letter in the San Francisco Examiner in December 1997 that said, in part, “Consider that Nike established the sporting goods industry’s first code of conduct to ensure our workers know and can exercise their rights.”2

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Appendix B - Books for Children and Young People

Fredman, Glenda Karnac Books ePub
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Travel

Young, Courtenay Karnac Books ePub

The following list comprises a few pointers about travelling that can affect mental health issues and might be useful.

•   First, please get a general “travel and health” leaflet from your GP or travel agent: there are several.

•   These leaflets cover the usual preventative measures and precautions to take with regard to food and water, sun protection, protection against insects, infections, local diseases, inoculations, sexually transmitted diseases, and deep vein thrombosis (for long flights). They may include information about accidents and crime, and special advice for the elderly, or pregnant women, or those travelling with children.

•   For free health care when travelling in Europe a special European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is required—this replaces the E111 form. You need to get the application form from a main Post Office, and it takes a couple of weeks to obtain the card.

•   Make sure you take all necessary medications and some of the simple remedies you normally use.

•   Make sure you know what your travel insurance actually covers, and whether it is up to date.

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Chapter Two - From Image to Words: One Unconscious Speaks to Another

Zindel, Bonnie Karnac Books ePub

Seven psychoanalysts were invited to respond to a range of surrealist paintings—including works by Picasso, Dali, Giacometti, Magritte, Max Ernst, and Jackson Pollock. The respondents were asked to select an image that provoked an unconscious response and to put that response into words: from one sensory modality to another, one unconscious speaking to another.

Influenced by Freud, the surrealists seized the elusive unconscious. Their works often contained elements of surprise, unexpected fun, and disturbing juxtapositions. They disdained literal meanings, but rather looked for undertones, very much like psychoanalysts.

During the 1920s when surrealism flourished, a sign hung on André Breton's bedroom door while he was sleeping: “Do not disturb, artist at work.” The young poet saw surrealism as a revolutionary movement that would liberate the imagination and eliminate the effect of reason.

As for Dali, in his studio in Cadaques, he would sit holding a paintbrush dangling over a metal pail. The instant he'd fall asleep the brush would clatter into the pail and awaken him from his dreamlike state. Then he would paint disjointed images directly from his unconscious. Dali said, “There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.”

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56 - Why the World will Weep for Nelson Mandela

Covington, Coline Karnac Books ePub

His impending death is especially sad not because he was perfect—but because he tried so hard

“There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” These words of Nelson Mandela could not ring more true as he lies in hospital in Pretoria, gravely ill, and we look back on his life and legacy.

Readmitted on Saturday with a recurring lung infection, the former president, now ninety-four, is reported to be in a serious but stable condition. The headlines over the weekend spoke of South Africa and the world “holding its breath”. There is a sense that we are about to witness an outpouring of grief the likes of which are rarely seen.

Mandela's impending death crystallises both his significance and our loss. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and long-term prisoner in his fight against South Africa's apartheid, Mandela is not only thought of as Father (“Tata”) to black South Africans but as one of the outstanding heroes of the last century.

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Exhibit 7-2: General Services Administration Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan Template

Solloway, Charles D. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

No other aspect of federal government contract management surpasses inspection and acceptance in terms of the impact on the contractual parties. In contract management, inspection and acceptance is where the rubber meets the road. It is where the government determines whether the contractor has met the quality and quantity requirements of the contract. Both government and contractor employees need to know the basic rules and the obstacles that could await them in navigating these often turbulent waters.

They look at

•The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

•Agency regulations

•The contract itself

•Contractor quality assurance systems.

Governmentwide guidance for those agencies that follow the FAR is contained in FAR Part 46, Quality Assurance, and also in FAR Part 52, which contains a number of standard contract clauses that relate to inspection and acceptance.

Agency-unique guidance is normally contained in the agency supplements to these FAR parts.

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Contents

Hackman, J. Richard Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub
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CHAPTER 14: what can I do now? five apology practices

Kador, John Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Throughout this book I have characterized apology as a practice, so it is fitting to suggest a number of ways in which you can actually practice apology—and improve your apology skill and effectiveness. The more you practice apology, the easier it gets and the more effective your apologies and relationships become. My goal here is to provide you with some practical tools that will enable you to make relaxed and confident apology a daily part of your life (as needed). There is more to practicing apology than being vigilant for mistakes and then saying the right words, although that’s a good start. In summary, practicing apology requires:

Most of all, practicing apology demands a commitment to the truth and the steep climb to self-awareness that the truth dictates.

In Chapter 1, I identified a number of obstacles to apology. The obstacles are framed in a variety of ways: “My followers need me to be strong”; “The situation will be worse if224people are rattled when they see I’m fallible”; “They will never let me live it down”; “It’s too risky to apologize.” All of these objections assume that an apology is a bargaining chip that can be exchanged for some concession. The unchallenged assumption is that we live in a punitive world. One of the main goals of practicing apology is to challenge this assumption—the fear that our apologies will be turned against us. That can happen, but it’s also possible that an apology will help to restore our strained relationships, build integrity, and make us more—not less—secure.

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Content Areas: Science and Math

Saddleback Educational Publishing Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

name

_________________________________________

date ____________________________

CONTENT AREAS: Science and Math

A. Draw lines to match science subjects with their descriptions. Check a dictionary if you need help.

biology

1.

2. chemistry

3. geology

4. physical

anthropology

5. physics

a. the study of energy and matter; the ways things move and work; light, heat, sound, electricity b. the development of human beings; especially their bodies c. the earth’s crust and the way its layers were formed; rocks and fossils d. chemical elements and compounds; how they are combined and separated e. living things and how they grow

B. 1. What suffix (word ending) do you see

in three of the science subjects listed above? Write the suffix on the line.  ______________

2. Rewrite the names of the following science courses by dividing each word into syllables.

Then tell what you would expect to learn about in that class. (Use a dictionary for help.)

The first one has been done for you.

a. ornithology _______________________ 

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Chapter Eight - Embodied Therapeutic Dialogues

Karnac Books ePub

Ich lebe mein Leben in wachsenden Ringen

I live my life in widening circles

that reach out across the world.

I may not complete this last one

but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.

I've been circling for thousands of years

and I still don't know: am I a falcon,

a storm, or a great song?

Rainer Maria Rilke, (1996, p. 48)1

This chapter represents a unique attempt to engage in dialogue with other body psychotherapists, in light of their presented clinical vignettes and psychotherapeutic interventions. I have asked six experienced body psychotherapists to send me a short clinical vignette which described a single therapeutic session. Some of these encounters are from the beginning of the therapeutic process, others from the middle of a long-term psychotherapy process. I have chosen psychotherapists with different training backgrounds, different therapeutic emphases and styles, and different therapeutic skills. However, it was important for me to choose therapists who shared a psychodynamic understanding, even if their clinical orientation was not psychodynamic.

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APPENDIX 1

Cleve, Elisabeth Karnac Books ePub

Three types of tests have been used to illuminate different aspects of Douglas’s personality:

•  Projective personality tests

•  Neuropsychological tests

•  Intelligence tests

Projective personality tests

These aim to give an in-depth view of the child’s psyche, even regarding aspects that the child himself is not always conscious of. The test results are interpreted on the basis of psychoanalytic theory.

Materials: two sand trays, 80 x 60 cm in size, one with dry sand and one with wet. A toy cabinet with a selected set of toys. Task: the child chooses toys and builds up a world of his own in one of the sand trays. This task is carried out on three of the test occasions.

(In psychotherapy the child uses the material more freely.)

Materials: paper and pencils.

Task: the child draws two human figures, one of each sex. He then makes up stories about these figures by answering questions regarding them.

Materials: ten pictures showing black and white drawings of animal figures in everyday situations.

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